Shoosmiths

2015 was a stellar year for Shoosmiths who reported a 10% growth in revenue to £102.7m, as a result of sustained investment, strong client relationships and an established reputation for delivering quality legal advice.

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2015 was a stellar year for Shoosmiths who reported a 10% growth in revenue to £102.7m, as a result of sustained investment, strong client relationships and an established reputation for delivering quality legal advice.

Chief executive Claire Rowe continued to build on the firm’s position as a national 10-office full-service commercial law adviser.  The firm, whose clients include Hewlett-Packard and Coca-Cola Enterprises was ranked the 14th ‘best-connected’ law firm in terms of its ties with businesses in the FTSE250.

A 2015 flagship deal saw Shoosmiths’ corporate team help South African retail giant Truworths on the acquisition of an 88.9% stake in fashion footwear chain Office in a £226million deal.  Other highlights included advising on the £100m sale of the Hamleys group and the £122m sale of Thorntons to Ferrero.

In May, the firm opened a new London office in the heart of the city in Tower 42, and shortly after announced the launch of its new luxury asset litigation group. Access Legal also continued to grow its practice, winning a number of high profile medical negligence cases for its private clients.

Shoosmiths celebrated another successful year in both the Legal 500 and Chambers directories, which reinforced the firms’ reputation as a leading national law firm with a client centred approach and specialist expertise in all aspects of corporate, commercial, real estate, recovery services and private client law.

Address

Birmingham
2 Colmore Square
38 Colmore Circus Queensway
Birmingham
B4 6BJ
T: +44 (0) 3700 864000
F: +44 (0) 3700 864001

Basingstoke
Quantum House
Basing View
Basingstoke
RG21 4EX
T: +44 (0) 3700 86 6200
T: +44 (0) 1256 69 6200
F: +44 (0) 3700 86 6201

Edinburgh
Saltire Court
20 Castle Terrace
Edinburgh
EH1 2EN
T: +44 (0) 3700 86 8000
F: +44 (0) 3700 86 8001

London
Room 1019D
CityPoint
1 Ropemaker Street
London
EC2Y 9HT
T: +44 (0) 203 178 7168
F: +44 (0) 203 178 7241

Manchester
3 Hardman Street
Spinningfields
Manchester
M3 3HF
T: +44 (0) 3700 86 5600
T: +44 (0) 161 954 5600
F: +44 (0) 3700 86 3001

Milton Keynes
Witan Gate House
500–600 Witan Gate West
Milton Keynes
MK9 1SH
T: +44 (0) 3700 86 8300
T: +44 (0) 1908 48 8300
F: +44 (0) 3700 86 8301

Northampton
The Lakes
Northampton
NN4 7SH
T: +44 (0) 3700 86 3000
T: +44 (0) 1604 54 3000
F: +44 (0) 3700 86 3001

Nottingham
Waterfront House
Waterfront Plaza
35 Station Street
Nottingham
NG2 3DQ
T: +44 (0) 3700 86 5000
T: +44 (0) 115 906 5000
F: +44 (0) 3700 86 5001

Southampton
Russell House, 1550 Parkway
Solent Business Park
Whiteley
Fareham
Hampshire
PO15 7AG
T: +44 (0) 3700 86 6800
T: +44 (0) 1489 61 6800
F: +44 (0) 3700 86 6801

Thames Valley
Apex Plaza
Forbury Road
Reading
RG1 1SH
T: +44 (0) 3700 86 8800
T: +44 (0) 118 965 8765
F: +44 (0) 3700 86 8801

Phone

+44 (0) 3700 86 4000

Website

www.shoosmiths.co.uk

Shoosmiths’ High Court success for Konica Minolta
Shoosmiths has helped Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) to overcome a potential obstacle, after the High Court decided the proposed rectification of its pension scheme would not contravene statutory preservation requirements. Click here to read the case study.

Shoosmiths ensures Ageas’s success in £116m deal
Shoosmiths has advised Ageas (UK) on its £116m acquisition of Groupama Insurance Company Limited (GICL), securing the insurance giant’s position as Britain’s fifth-largest non-life insurer in the process. Click here to read the case study.

Experian — Life in a Box
Shoosmiths advised leading credit reference agency Experian concerning an experiment it conducted into online security ahead of National Identity Fraud Week. Click here to read the case study.